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Criminal case filed against Raj Babbar and family

Friday 7 April 2006

Lucknow: Almost two months after he announced a revolt against the ruling Samajwadi Party, the Mulayam Singh government has ordered a crackdown on its rebel MP and film actor Raj Babbar.

A case for fraud and forgery has been registered against Babbar, his mother Shobha Rani, brother Kishan, wife Nadira, daughter Juhi and son Arya Babbar.

The complaint says Babbar and his family members, while purchasing five plots each of 400 square metres in Officers Cooperative Housing Society concealed facts regarding the ownership of other plots in Agra.

The society’s Additional Housing Commissioner and Administrator Dhirendra Pal Singh alleged in the complaint the five plots were originally owned by five other people but were later registered in the name of Babbar and his family members.

Interestingly, the Officers Cooperative Housing Society’s council was placed under ’suspension’ earlier this week and the additional housing commissioner was appointed administrator barely a day before he registered the complaint.

Raj Babbar, who was in Agra yesterday, told The Asian Age on telephone that he was not surprised at the case against him and his family members.

"Of course, I am guilty because I have violated the party line. I bought these plots in July 2005 and paid for it. ... As a Samajwadi Party member, I should have taken a few goons and forcibly occupied the land just like all leaders are doing".

"If my government is punishing me for this, then it is absolutely right"; he laughed.

"Not a single fact given to the society is false. I have given the Mumbai addresses of myself and my children and the purchasers whose names are mentioned in the registry do not have any other plots in Agra. My parents spent their entire lives in a rented house in Agra and I purchased these plots to build a large house here and stay together".

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